SHRM Foundation Staff
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SHRM Foundation Staff

  Staff Member Contact for

Mark Schmit, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP
Executive Director
(703) 535-6494

New project/partnership ideas
Board and governance
Fundraising plans

Elissa Soares
Foundation Administrator
(703) 535-6020

General Foundation questions
State conference supplies
DVD requests

Bailey Yeager
Senior Marketing Specialist
(703) 535-6440

Media inquiries
Foundation publications
Foundation awards
Social media and email outreach

Beth McFarland, CAE
Director, Foundation Programs
(703) 535-6371

Thought Leadership Initiatives
Effective Practice Guidelines
Foundation publications


Dorothy Mebane, Ph.D.
Manager, Foundation Programs
(703) 535-6219

Research grants
Scholarship & Award programs
Permissions requests

Ashlee Droscher Smith, M.S., CFRE
Director, Development
(703) 535-6291

Fundraising strategy
Major Gifts
Planned giving

Allie Samis
Associate Development Specialist
(703) 535-6132

Chapter/State Council relations
Annual Campaign
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